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. >>> they are still counting votes in alameda county, and yeah, we're talking about votes from the november election: the recount is not cheap, and a lot of taxpayers are not happy about picking up the tab. >> tick, tick , tick. >> yes, yes , yes. >> reporter: someone likened it to watching paint dry. >> yes, yes, yes. >> reporter: most alameda county voters voted for measure b1. 66.53% of them. but it needed 2/3 majority. 66.67%. so back ers of the half cent sales tax, that would fix pot holes, boost bus service, and bring bart to livermore, decided to buy a recount. >> we've been working on developing this expenditure plan for 2.5 years through a highly public process. and because there was so much voter support, we requested a recount to make sure all the ballots have been counted appropriately. >> reporter: the public agency is funded by tax money. the recount is being paid for by taxpayers. >> do you think taxpayers should pay for this? >> i don't believe so but they're not going to leave $7 billion on the table if it's within a couple votes. >> i'm not a lawyer, so i can't speak to that. >
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